Bucs 41, Falcons 28

November 17th, 2013

The Falcons were no match for the revived Buccaneers and The Bobby Rainey Show today. Joe joked last week that perhaps Greg Schiano’s idea of second-half adjustments only applies to the second half of the season. Maybe that’s the case in 2013?

Gerald McCoy’s three sacks of Matt Ryan early set the tone — THREE! The Bucs got back to their largely ineffective defensive line stunts after that, but it didn’t matter. The Bucs’ offense was clinical.

Behind Rainey, the rushing attack was unstoppable for the third consecutive week. Rainey, on his couch a month ago, finished with 30 carries for 163yards and three touchdowns (two on the ground, one through the air). 

Mike Glennon looked like Josh Freeman, the October 2012 version, pumping deep jump balls to Vincent Jackson and being efficient. Glennon broke the Bucs’ rookie single-season touchdown record and had his best day as a pro — 20-for-23 for 231 yards and two touchdowns.

Yes, the once mighty Falcons have been pounded in four consecutive weeks. They’re not a good team. But are the Bucs good right now? A victory at Detroit or at Carolina in their next two games surely could lead Joe to say, ‘Yes.’

17 Responses to “Bucs 41, Falcons 28”

  1. FLBoyInDallas Says:

    This team is on the upswing and I would be surprised if they don’t finish with at least 5 wins. Schiano will be back next year if he continues to show that he’s learning, improving and the team is still playing their hearts out for him. As a fan my outlook has become positive and I think this team has a lot of potential to do some real damage in 2014.

  2. Free's A Boob Says:

    Using Gennon in the same sentence as The Moron is an insult.

  3. The_Buc_Realist Says:

    Today the Bucs took a step, not a big step, but a step. Now they need to be competitive against a good solid team for 4 quarters of Football.

  4. BamBamBuc Says:

    Give Glennon credit for 10 yards per attempt with a high completion %… Give VJ even more credit for making that possible with 2 great catches on 2 poorly thrown deep balls…

  5. Biggun Says:

    I can see the headlines now ” RAINEY DAY IN TAMPA BAY ” Go Bucs

  6. BucfaninMi Says:

    If they would have lost today,I can’t help but to think there would be 100 or more comments by now! C’mon Bucs fans, they played a hell of a game today!! Where are you?

  7. Buc Fan South Tampa Says:

    Just got back from the game, and I will say that was one fun football game…until the fourth quarter. Coach needs to play 60 min of football and swapping your 2d and 3d string defensive line in the fourth quarter with 8 minutes left was a serious mistake. Did he think Smith was going to mail it in? Falcons scored 14 garbage points, but it was the same thing we saw in previous games. All the fans in my section were saying “Not Again”. Of course, after seeing his guys collapse, he out the first string back out there. It was a great win, but next time – sixty minutes coach-sixty minutes.

  8. Bucfan#37 Says:

    Good Game Buccaneers. The big lead lost some momentum late, but a solid overall effort to get the win.

  9. Pruritus Ani Says:

    Been let down too many times to be even remotely optimistic… However, that being said, a win is a win and it cures many things.

  10. JonBuc Says:

    I give Glennon a ton of credit…and hard not to like Rainey. Always good knocking around the Falcones..

  11. Mr. T Says:

    Great game! The first really explosive game on offense we’ve had this year. What a backfield we’ll have next year if Rainey keeps playing like this. Glennon just keeps getting better and better. I think he broke the Bucs QB rating he just set earlier and the no. of TD’s by a rookie QB record. If he keeps improving we can forget about drafting a QB next year and use that pick elsewhere. Finally something to be hopeful about.

  12. Jbeachbuc Says:

    “Give Glennon credit for 10 yards per attempt with a high completion %… Give VJ even more credit for making that possible with 2 great catches on 2 poorly thrown deep balls.”

    Yep , agree strongly. But am I being delusional when I think that he might just be the best quarterback drafted by this franchise and it’s history? Hoping he can learn the deep ball game , A topic that was brought to my attention on this very site days ago.

  13. Mr. T Says:

    I want to clarify my last post. I meant we won’t need to pick a QB with our 1st pick, however I think picking up one later on as an upgrade for backup is a good idea.

  14. bigpoppabuc Says:

    Two poorly thrown balls bam bam?… Look again. I live the way glennon approaches every throw. He attempts to put it in the DBs blind spot. When freeman threw wild jump balls fifty yards down field we all praised his big arm. What I see from glennon is a guy with the smarts and accuracy to protect the football even when it’s forty yards down field andout of his hand.

    look at both those deep balls today. Neither time was Jackson open. Both times glennon put it where absolutely had to.

  15. bucthis Says:

    Good bye Clowney! Bucs will have to deal wth him twice a year in a Atlanta Falcon’s uniform!! I suggest they not win too many games so they can get a good left tackle eg Matthews or the other guy from Michigan – there will need one of them..

  16. Oahubuc Says:

    No tanking. We’ve got upcoming FAs to negotiate with and we need winning culture a lot more than we need to rely on a prospect- and that’s what most college kids are.

  17. Paul Says:

    McCoy could’ve had 4, but he quit on a play that would’ve been a coverage sack.